Dec. 4, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - With the 2013 lacrosse season just a couple months away, Inside Lacrosse announced its Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America Teams and included on the lists were Army standouts Garrett Thul (second team), John Glesener (third team) and Brendan Buckley (honorable mention).
The trio joined the top players around the country being honored. For a complete list, click here.
One of the most prolific attackmen in the country, Thul is a two-time All-America selection and three-time All-Patriot League selection. He enters the 2013 season riding a 39 goal-scoring streak, which is the second longest active streak in the nation, and is sitting on 122 career goals. Thul ranks fifth on Army's career goal-scoring list and sixth in Patriot League history. He is on pace to challenge Army all-time goals leader Scott Finlay '78, who owns the record with 140 career goals. A native of Flemington, N.J., Thul has made the Tewaaraton Trophy Award Top 25 Watch List in each of the last two seasons.
Glesener complemented Thul as Army's top two scorers a season ago, totaling 33 points as a freshman out of the Black Knights' midfield. Expected to make the move to attack this season, Glesener paced Army with 17 assists to go with 16 goals. This is the second major honor Glesener has received from Inside Lacrosse, as he was tabbed the No. 1 post-graduate recruit coming out of his season at the USMA Prep School. The central New York native started all 15 games and scored at least one point in 14 games in 2012.
Buckley is coming off a breakout season that saw him earn first team Academic All-America honors, along with first team All-Patriot League plaudits. Later named the Patriot League's overall Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Buckley emerged as one of the top close defensemen in the country and covered the opponent's top offensive threat in all 15 starts That impressive group included three of the top seven point-producers in the current NCAA rankings. The Massapequa, N.Y., native finished the season ranked eighth nationally averaging 2.0 caused turnovers per game.
Army lifts the lid on the 2013 season earlier than ever before, opening up on the road at Massachusetts on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m.